Making Homeschooling a Success: Tips for Busy Moms

The stresses of homeschooling and homemaking can be overwhelming at times, especially if you’re juggling both of them at once. To help make your lives easier, here are some tips that can help you to make homeschooling a success, even when life seems like it’s falling apart.

 Prioritize

Set goals. A goal is the destination, and every journey starts with one. Make sure your goals are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, Timely). For example, if you want to spend more time with your family this year, make sure that you define what more time means to you specifically. and a dog homemaking homeschooling tips for busy folks Would it be one hour of quality time each day? Two hours on weekends? Write down the details and make them measurable by scheduling in time blocks during your week. Be specific about what an actionable goal is by writing out at least three things you can do each day to help get closer to achieving it.

Learn to say no

As the mom of three young children, I know how hard it can be to keep your sanity. The last thing you want to do is get involved in someone else’s business when you’re trying to take care of your own. And yet, there are times when we must say no.

There are certain things that we need to protect our kids from and one of those things is being overscheduled with activities so that they don’t have time to play with their friends or just be kids. There are other times when you might need to say no because it’s not really what you’re looking for in terms of learning styles, morals or values and if that’s the case, it’s perfectly okay!

Delegate/outsource

Everyone has the potential to be an excellent homeschooler, but it’s not easy. It’s important to find the right balance of teaching, learning, and other responsibilities so you can maintain your sanity.

-If you have the time, consider hiring someone to clean your home once or twice a week. This can allow you to focus on other household duties like cooking dinner and doing laundry.

-Find time each day for both teaching and studying with your children by setting aside certain times in your day when you will dedicate yourself exclusively to this task.

-Pick up some books from the library about how to successfully homeschool your kids. Use these resources as reference points when making plans with them or deciding what subjects they should study at different ages.

Know your kids

There are many ways to homeschool, but the most common is to create a schedule and teach at home. This can be done part-time or full-time, depending on your family needs. Some parents also choose to combine homeschooling with other activities, such as sports or music lessons. With all the options available, it’s important to know which approach will work best for your family. So get ready to dive in and find out what will suit your household best!

Make your own schedule

Determine your homemaking and homeschooling schedule to keep your family on track. Here are some ways to make it work with the rest of life.

*Work out of your home, or find a way to put in flex-time hours so you can get things done during school hours.

*Plan ahead for quick breakfasts, lunches, and dinners that you can make in bulk so you’re not cooking all day long. *Allow time after dinner each night to do some homeschooling prep work or assignments.

*Schedule days off from homeschooling activities on the weekends when homework is due, so you can take care of it while you have time.

Read lots of books

Reading lots of books about homeschooling and homemaking will help you as you embark on this new journey. Below are some of my favorites from the past couple years.

– The Well-Tempered Teacher by Julie Bogart

– Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne

– Modern Homemaking by Jessica Bradley

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